Your refrigerator and freezer are probably packed with delicious food and treats. But if you think your fridge is meant just for storing food, think again! Do you know that the shelf life of some household items can be extended if they’re kept in cold, dry areas? From preserving beauty items to stashing your laundry, here are some non-food items to store in your fridge.
Batteries: Batteries should be kept in a cool, dry location, making the fridge an ideal spot. The low temperature prevents electrolyte fluid from depleting, which is what allows the current to surge into battery-powered objects.
Laundry: If you get gum stuck on your favorite pair of jeans, or candle wax dripped onto your shirt, stick your clothes in the freezer! They’ll harden right up, making it much easier to chip off the excess substance before you toss it into the washer.
Bedding: Show dust mites who’s boss by storing your bedding in a plastic bag and freezing them overnight. This will kill off any stray mites before you wash your blankets and sheets.
Lipstick: Prevent your lipsticks from oxidizing by keeping them in the refrigerator. When oxidation reactions occur, the oils in your lipstick will spoil, and your favorite shade of nude or pink will never be the same. Try keeping them cool to prolong the lifespan of your puckering pout.
Eye Cream: We’ve all dealt with tired, puffy eyes from time to time. Using eye cream works well, but using eye cream that has been stored in the fridge, works wonders! This cooling formula will up the de-puffing anti and have your eyes looking bright and awake in no time.
Cut flowers: There’s nothing worse than beautiful flowers that start to wilt after only a day or two. If you’re prepping for an event or holiday, try storing your freshly cut flowers in the fridge to extend their lifespan until the day of your party! The cold temperatures will keep them fresh for longer!
Do you have some lipsticks that are about to go bad? Preserve their life by storing them in the fridge between 35-40 degrees! If your refrigerator is failing to maintain a consistently cold temperature, the repair experts at Speedy Subzero are just a phone call away. We guarantee one-hour service to Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City. If you live in the area and need your refrigerator or freezer fixed quickly, give us a call at 866-782-9376.